Nicole DeKoker shows the huge snowball she made during her snow day off of school Monday, from Culver. Behind her is sister Brooke De Koker on a snow hill.
PLYMOUTH ‚Äď Area residents, regardless of age, are being encouraged to take part in a unique, three-month team contest, ‚ÄúBest Loser 2011: Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is.‚ÄĚ
The annual weight loss contest has become a popular challenge, with up to 400 people participating yearly. The reward: a healthier body, renewed lifestyle, higher self-esteem ‚ÄĒ and $1,000 cash to the winning team.
This is the fifth Marshall County Best Loser challenge.
BREMEN ‚ÄĒ Battles continue around the Lake of the Woods area, this time extending to the lake‚Äôs sewer board.
The Lake of the Woods sewer board consists of seven members ‚Äď four elected and three appointed members. One of those appointments comes from the Marshall County Council and the question of who should be given that appointment became a point of contention during the meeting of the Council on Monday.
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ Many chalk it up as a sign of the times, but whatever it is, it‚Äôs costing a lot of money.
While the economy mends itself slowly, business is booming in Marshall County courts and the Marshall County Council is dealing with ways to pay for it.
The situation is that as there is less money in the economy, there are more court cases. Many are seeking to recover money in small claims court and other venues. Criminal cases ‚ÄĒ especially those involving alcohol and drugs ‚ÄĒ are also on the increase.
Sept. 5, 1937 ‚Äď Dec. 12, 2010
CULVER ‚ÄĒ Rita Jane Lawson, 73, of 629 Forest Place, Culver, entered the Church Triumphant early Sunday morning, Dec. 12, 2010.
Rita was born in Sullivan, Ind. to Wm. Marshall and Rowena Alice (MacDonald) Foster of Jasonville, Ind. Sept. 5, 1937. She lived in Jasonville and graduated from the Shakamak High School in 1955 as the senior class valedictorian.¬†Rita then graduated from Indiana State Teacher‚Äôs College with a B.A. and from Indiana State University with an M.A. in Education.¬†She was married Sept. 7, 1958 to Latham Lane Lawson.
April 16, 1959 ‚ÄĒ Dec. 10, 2010
CULVER ‚ÄĒ¬†Charles A. ‚ÄúChuck‚ÄĚ Orangias, 51, of Culver, passed away Friday, Dec. 10, 2010.
Chuck was born April 16, 1959 in Melrose Park, Ill. He was one of the six children born to Mike and Marie (Hartmann) Orangias. He attended and graduated from Plymouth High School in 1977. There he met and fell in love with his lifelong best friend, Kay Flosenzier. They were married June 28, 1980. Their union was blessed with two children.
Gerald J. Fingerhut
Dec. 10, 2010
KNOX ‚ÄĒ Gerald J. Fingerhut, 71, North Judson, died Friday, Dec. 10, 2010 at Starke Memorial Hospital, Knox.
He is survived by his wife Shirley; daughters, Lisa (Richard) Brettin of Plymouth and Marsha (Michael) Reimbold of North Judson; son, Bruce Fingerhut of North Judson; brothers, Kenneth Fingerhut of Elwood, Neb. and Keith A. Fingerhut of North Judson; and 11 grandchildren.
CULVER ‚ÄĒ It‚Äôs not that Culver Military head wrestling coach Matt Behling hasn‚Äôt seen female wrestlers before.
It‚Äôs just that he‚Äôs never seen one quite this good.
Freshman Kayla Miracle is off to an undefeated start with CMA wrestling, moving to a remarkable 16-0 record with the team after going 5-0 over the weekend.
‚ÄúI have to believe that‚Äôs a pretty good start for a girl in Indiana wrestling,‚ÄĚ understated Behling. ‚ÄúAnd she‚Äôs not squeaking by either. She has nine pins this year, which is pretty good.‚ÄĚ
Aug. 2, 1939 ‚ÄĒ Dec. 10, 2010
BREMEN ‚ÄĒ Lake of the Woods resident Terry C. Hall, 71, a devoted family man and dedicated professional, has passed away following a one year illness at 4:58 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10, 2010 in the St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Mishawaka.
April 7, 1919 ‚ÄĒ Dec. 11, 2010
WALKERTON ‚ÄĒ¬†Lucy B. Haug, 91, passed away Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010 in Miller‚Äôs Merry Manor, Walkerton.¬†
Mrs. Haug was born April 7, 1919 in Donaldson, to Charles and Stella (Boyer) Dricker and lived in the area all of her life. Nov. 26, 1939 in Twin Lakes, she was married to Carl M. Haug, who preceded her in death.¬†